Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Security Specialist
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 867 878
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 25 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.018% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.019% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 15
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.24% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £436 £401
% change year-on-year +14.61% +8.93% +3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Network Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Security Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security Specialist.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 25 £500 +14.29% 3
UK excluding London +47 21 £500 +14.61% 3
South East +27 15 £500 +14.94%
North of England +67 6 £500 +14.29% 2
North West +31 5 £500 +5.26%
London -14 4 £425 -10.53%
Yorkshire +20 1 £430 -0.29% 2

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Network Security Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Security Specialist in the job title.

1 24 (96.00%) Network Security
2 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (52.00%) Cisco
4 12 (48.00%) Project Management
4 12 (48.00%) Firewall
5 10 (40.00%) CCIE
5 10 (40.00%) CCNP
5 10 (40.00%) Service Delivery
5 10 (40.00%) Process Improvement
5 10 (40.00%) User Experience
5 10 (40.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 9 (36.00%) ITIL
6 9 (36.00%) IPsec
6 9 (36.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (32.00%) BT
7 8 (32.00%) CCNA
7 8 (32.00%) SSL
7 8 (32.00%) CCSP
7 8 (32.00%) Juniper
7 8 (32.00%) QRadar
7 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
9 4 (16.00%) SolarWinds
9 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (12.00%) HNC
10 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
10 3 (12.00%) Banking
10 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) Network Security
2 12 (48.00%) Firewall
3 9 (36.00%) IPsec
4 8 (32.00%) SSL
5 3 (12.00%) Junos
6 2 (8.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 2 (8.00%) DNS
6 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (8.00%) MPLS
6 2 (8.00%) VPN
7 1 (4.00%) 3G
7 1 (4.00%) BGP
7 1 (4.00%) FTP
7 1 (4.00%) IKE
7 1 (4.00%) Internet
7 1 (4.00%) OSPF
7 1 (4.00%) Symposium
7 1 (4.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) User Experience
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Online Banking
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Project Management
2 10 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 10 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (36.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (36.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.00%) High Availability
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.00%) Threat Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (40.00%) CCIE
2 10 (40.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
2 10 (40.00%) CCNP
3 8 (32.00%) CCNA
3 8 (32.00%) CCSP
3 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) HNC
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) QRadar
2 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) BT
2 8 (32.00%) Juniper
3 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (12.00%) F5
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Imperva
6 1 (4.00%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy